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from Düsseldorf to Cologne

You can get from Düsseldorf to Cologne by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Düsseldorf to Cologne on Dec 1 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:33PMDüsseldorf, Hbf, Worringer Straße0h24 08:57PMKöln, Hbf
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$71One-way
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04:00PMDüsseldorf0h40 04:40PMCologne
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$41One-way
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08:30PMDüsseldorf1h00 09:30PMCologne
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$51One-way
09:20PMDüsseldorf, Hbf, Worringer Straße0h35 09:55PMKöln, Hbf
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$71One-way
03:30PMDüsseldorf0h50 04:20PMCologne
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$51One-way

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Tue
Nov 30
$6FlixTrain
Wed
Dec 1
$6FlixTrain
Thu
Dec 2
$6FlixTrain
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Dec 3
$4FlixTrain
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Dec 4
$6FlixTrain
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Dec 5
$4FlixTrain
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Dec 6
$4FlixTrain
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Dec 7
$4FlixTrain
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Dec 8
$4FlixTrain
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Dec 9
$4FlixTrain
Fri
Dec 10
$17Deutsche Bahn
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Dec 11
$14Deutsche Bahn
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Dec 12
$17Deutsche Bahn
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Dec 13
$4FlixTrain
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Dec 14
$4FlixTrain
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Dec 15
$4FlixTrain
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Dec 16
$4FlixTrain
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Dec 17
$4FlixTrain
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Dec 18
$4FlixTrain
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Dec 19
$4FlixTrain
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Dec 20
$4FlixTrain

How to get from Düsseldorf to Cologne

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Düsseldorf to Cologne, 90,58% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Düsseldorf to Cologne and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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Travel from Düsseldorf to Cologne
Travel to Cologne easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Düsseldorf to Cologne.
FAQs
What are the ways to get from Düsseldorf to Cologne?

There are 2 ways that you can travel to Cologne from Düsseldorf. You can take a bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to go from Düsseldorf to Cologne?

The cheapest way to travel between Düsseldorf and Cologne is by taking a train with an average price of $4 (€3).

This is compared to other travel options to Cologne:

A train is generally $11 (€9) less than a bus for the same trip. Taking a bus costs on average $14 (€12) from Düsseldorf to Cologne.

What is the fastest way from Düsseldorf to Cologne?

The fastest way from Düsseldorf to Cologne is by train with an average journey time of 24 min.

There are alternative travel options to Cologne that can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 1 h 10 min   on average.

How many miles from Düsseldorf to Cologne would I travel?

You should expect to travel around 21 miles (34 km) between Düsseldorf and Cologne.

How many services a day are there from Düsseldorf to Cologne?

The average frequency per day from Düsseldorf to Cologne is:

  • 25 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Cologne from Düsseldorf as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When traveling between Düsseldorf and Cologne, what are the departure and arrival points in Düsseldorf and Cologne?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Düsseldorf to Cologne:

  • Buses from Düsseldorf to Cologne most often leave from Düsseldorf, ZOB am Hbf and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.
  • Trains most often depart from Düsseldorf at Düsseldorf Hbf and arrive in Cologne at Köln Hbf.
Which travel companies can get me from Düsseldorf to Cologne?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Düsseldorf to Cologne, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Flixbus can get you to Cologne by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Flixbus from Düsseldorf to Cologne for $14 (€12) on Omio.
  • Travel with FlixTrain to go to Cologne by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find FlixTrain Düsseldorf to Cologne tickets on Omio for $4 (€3).
Can I travel directly between Düsseldorf and Cologne?

Yes, there are direct routes from Düsseldorf to Cologne with the following travel companies:

  • You can check for a direct train to Cologne with FlixTrain with 25 direct trains per day.

Direct services to Cologne tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Düsseldorf to Cologne?
Many of our customers traveling from Düsseldorf to Cologne don't make Cologne their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Cologne are Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Cologne to any of these top destinations today!
When should I book a ticket from Düsseldorf to Cologne online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip from Düsseldorf to Cologne, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing $14 (€12) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing $4 (€3) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Düsseldorf to Cologne online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.